Wednesday, January 7, 2015
IWSG Post-Happy New Year!!
The Insecure Writer's Support Group is here to help people overcome their fears and frustrations and discuss their triumphs. Alex J Cavanaugh created this and it has been most beneficial to many including moi who does not write for a living but loves to write whatever I want and create & show my cards here.
Another year and what will happen in the new year??? Will I find my willpower against the decadent temptation called chocolate? Will I move my wide-angled butt and do some dancing? Will I understand a mother's desire to eat Brussel Sprouts? Will I organize my cabinets (Ok that sounds down and dirty as those cabinets don't need organizing)? Will I be pretty? Will be rich? This is what you said to me...Que Sera, Sera, whatever will be.....oops sorry, my mind wandered off into Doris Day territory.
Some have already released their next book like Stephanie Faris whom you should pop over and look at her latest accomplishment-her new book "25 Roses". (I hope you don't mind that I mentioned you here Stephanie:) Others have already published some works last year and yet more are in various stages of the next book.
This year will be full of triumphs, frustrations, disappointments, accomplishments and so much more. We will see the world change through major events both natural and very unnatural. We will hear of famous people die and others who will marry, break up, have sex scandals, have babies, have plastic surgeries, boob lifts, butt lifts, face lifts, botox, detox, and every other stupid thing out there and that is just in that insipid family called the Kardashians. Just remember, you will accomplish all, maybe not at the pace you want...but you will!
I hope to enjoy each day even when I am miserable and want to bitch slap the first dumb ass who thinks it's OK to call me Bagel, Baguette, Bruschetta, Beaches, Beernut, Butgut, Beergut, Deidre, Margueritte, Gretel or Ingrid (Yes I have been called all those names by various clients-today was Peaches-How the F$#! do they get Peaches from Birgit??). Please, can some of my clients knowhow to use soap or deodorant? Please do not show me your surgical scars or your colostomy bag..I would not like to see any of this in 2015. Did I veer off again??
Now let's all say together...let us all be grateful for the past year-the good, the bad and the ugly. Let us all look forward to this new year and may we all pray that some smart chap takes Justin Bieber over his lap and spank the dickens out that little snot. A girl can dream:)
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I love your humor here, but I do agree to be grateful for teh past year, no matter if it was good, bad, and ugly. One can look forward with glee to this new year filled with lots of possibilities that may be opened to us. I can't believe all the names you are called; Birgit is not that complicated of a name. Reminds me when I was working in offices and someone would call me "honey". In my head I would always say "I'm not your honey."ReplyDelete
Oh the names I have been called is classic. I have been called Sweetie and Honey or the dreaded Ma'amDelete
You've got a big amen from me, Sister!ReplyDelete
I am totally laughing out loud, as always!! "Beernut"?? "BUTGUT"?? What IS it with people?ReplyDelete
yup! I agree as my name is not spelled in Russian or Greek but heavens if one has a name that is differentDelete
Some of those things I wouldn't want to see!ReplyDelete
That's a great message for today, Birgit.
And I'm still trying to figure out why God made Brussel Sprouts. Disgusting.
I trying to figure that one out too Alex:)Delete
Well said and inspiring! Here's to another year!ReplyDelete
Well I am busting a gut! HAHA.... Oh, Birgit! I love your humor. Here's to the big butts of the world (myself include) dancing their way into the new year!ReplyDelete
well, Thank you but i refuse to dance to I love Big Butts and I can not lie...":)Delete
LOL people have called you Beernut?? I was already laughing and then that list of names killed me. Sorry for laughing at your misfortune, Butgut. :DReplyDelete
Oh yes I have been called all of those. I have corrected them and they still go back to the names they said beforeDelete
I'm calling you Birgit with a capital B. I do not want you pissed at me!ReplyDelete
hahahaaaaa:) I like the Capital B which could be for something else which I have been called:)Delete
I'm really looking forward to this year. For the first time in a long time, I actually think things will be better in my little corner of the world. :)ReplyDelete
Sorry people mess up your name....:(
Oh I am used to it and always correct since I was a little girl. I love my name so I like to correct:) Every year produces new challenges but also new joys. It will be wonderful to experience the joys and it will be fun to kick the challenges in the ass!Delete
Thank you for mentioning me. That made me smile! And then your comment about the names clients call you cracked me up. PEACHES? Who says that? That's not even a normal affectionate nickname for someone.ReplyDelete
Oh good-Glad about that:) I have told this certain person my name many times and she continues to mess it up. She usually says Hi begggsssss and her voice fades away before she starts about her issueDelete
Not sure which was funniest, the colostomy bag section or Justin Bieber. Oh go on, it has to be Justin Bieber! Keep entertaining us in 2015, Beergut *Joke! Ducks for cover*. I've never had any names as bad as those, but I have been called just about any fancy name starting with A you could think of. Comes in quite handy when I don't want to answer....ReplyDelete
Well Justin Bieber could be a colostomy bag?? I think so as they seem to go hand in hand. Yes I have been shown this bag more than once..yes by different clients. I guess i am special:) I wonder about people and names-your name is not difficult or weird or who knows but people just can't think I guess:)Delete
I don't write for a living either (though I'd like to), but I do write plenty of random things. Let's all hope this year goes well and doesn't make us seriously consider moving to a secluded cabin in the middle of nowhere.ReplyDelete
We can hope that all goes well and if i would move to a secluded cabin they may think i am the 2nd unabomber...well not really even though I may be a little strange:)Delete
Oh my gosh! You had me laughing throughout this whole post. From Kardashians to Peaches to Justin Bieber. Lol. I was rolling! Well said! And best wishes for 2015! I hope you don't have any clients with offensive B.O. this year! :)ReplyDelete
Glad you enjoyed the post. So far so good on the B.O. but sadly it will happenDelete
You are so funny. My family always pronounced my name Sander.ReplyDelete
Your own family?? Nickname I presumeDelete
Sure plenty will come in the new year, good, bad and some farts in between lol but brussel sprouts, ugg, never.ReplyDelete
Farts are good, smell bad and can get ugly especially if one eats brussel sproutsDelete
Very funny. And yes, let this year be a good one.ReplyDelete
Yes it will be a good one:)Delete
Let's not get to crazy - cleaning out the cabinets? Ugh. Something I need to do but just never seem to actually do. I did my tupperware cabinet about a month or two ago and BAM - it's a mess again. I'll just blame the kids. even the two that don't live here :)ReplyDelete
Happy New Year and may you not see anyone's bag. Gah!
I know-it is my plan to organize this year and clean things up.....we shall seeDelete
I love your humor, and I love Doris Day! I enjoyed reading this. As for me, I'm grateful for the last year, looking forward to the coming year, but I don't plan to face it without chocolate by my side. I hope you have a productive and blissful new year too.ReplyDelete
PS – I got my Tupperware cabinet and my cabinet of pots and pans and cleaned out. As for the dishes and other junk – forget about it. :-)Delete
Bahaha, I'm so imagining someone beating some sense into Beiber now. And I'm very grateful for the past year, and anxious to start this new one. Happy new year and IWSG day (belated).ReplyDelete
We can only dream that the little idiot gets a good spankingDelete
I like bagels and baguettes a lot but I'll never confuse you with them. I'm determined that this year will be a great one--let's hope the year cooperates with me.ReplyDelete
Tossing It Out
I decide to cooperate with the year...if that makes any sense:)Delete
I wish you and I could go out for a drink. You are too much fun.ReplyDelete
At least Peaches is better than Prunes, right?
I'm sorry, but I do appreciate the laughs you give. xo
Well thank you! Peaches is better than beergutDelete
Now I'm wondering why you have smelly clients who call you silly names, and feel comfortable enough to show you where their waste goes! The suspense was killing me, so I checked back to your very first post where you wrote about working an 18 hour shift, and called your mom a "Peach!" Do you work in a hospital, or a nursing home? Your clients are very lucky to have you! Thank goodness you are so patient, and have a great sense of humor! It would be fun to see you give li'l Bieber a talking to! Happy New Year, Birgit!ReplyDelete
Oh I am a credit counsellor. When people are in debt they come to see us and I am a counsellor who helps them with their debt issues. We are non-profit which makes a big difference. Most people have suffered major setbacks due to job loss, marital breakdown or illness. I see a wide variety for sure. Many discuss their personal issues because it is what got them into financial trouble. I guess they find me comfortable enough to show me things I really don't want to see:)Delete
I hope you get everything you want in 2015 - and don't have to put up with what you don't want! (Now I'm curious about what you do and who your clients are if they regularly show you surgical scars and call you Bruschetta...)ReplyDelete
I am a Credit Counsellor-I help people when they are in a financial crisis. Often there are other reasons that lead them to this dilemma like illness, marital issues etc... I think I build a repor with people and I have a soft spot for older people so they feel comfortable enough to show this. They just have problems when a name is differentDelete
Sounds like a good plan, Birgit. Over come the urge to bitch slap anyone and have a great day. grin.ReplyDelete
Okay I'm laughing right now! And I did repeat your last para in my head... This was a great post to read so thank you. And I love your card! Very talented too, I see... Sorry I'm late getting down the IWSG list, but at least I got here before February! Happy New Year!ReplyDelete